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11-07-2012, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by JTG View Post
As an Independent, I didn't care who won as I thought both were cut from the same cloth.
Originally Posted by Big McLargehuge View Post
The Republicans really need to do some serious soul searching after this election.
i do bemoan the decline of the "Rockefeller Republican." hell, the term is down-right archaic now (i got a call from a pollster/volunteer who had no idea who Nelson Rockefeller even was). I'd say that wing of the party was culturally liberal and not opposed to government intervention and regulation with regards to public goods but was weary of wealth redistribution.

Thomas E. Dewey (ran for president against Truman / gov of NY), Earl Warren (gov of CA / supreme court chief justice), Richard Nixon (circa 1960, not so much 1972), Henry Cabot Lodge (senator from Mass / UN Ambassador), Nelson Rockefeller (VP / gov of NY). their influence in the republican party has slowly but surely waned and i think most would be outright rejected by the current party if they were around.

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